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Man in Space
"It was the most powerful rocket ridden by man to date and the Saturn V's legacy involved propelling men to the moon and putting America's first space station in orbit. See how much you know about this wonderous machine."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which company served as the prime contractor on the Saturn V's first stage, the S-IC?
The Saturn V's first stage was powered by five Rocketdyne F-1 engines. During the Saturn V's first launch, in November, 1967, how much thrust did each F-1 engine produce?
1 million pounds (4,448 kilonewtons)
1.5 million pounds (6,673 kilonewtons)
2 million pounds (8,896 kilonewtons)
2.5 million pounds (11,120 kilonewtons)
Which company was the primary contractor on the Saturn V's second stage, the S-II?
The Saturn V's second stage was powered by five Rocketdyne J-2 engines. Which of the following fuels was used to propel the J-2?
Refined kerosene (RP-1)
Gasoline-kerosene mix (JP-4)
The Saturn V's second and third stages used small ullage motors in addition to the J-2 engines. For what purpose were the ullage motors used?
To provide minor course corrections
To settle propellants in their holding tanks
To add extra speed to the rocket
To disengage the rocket's self-destruct systems
Which company served as prime contractor of the Saturn V's third stage, the S-IVB?
The Instrument Unit, or IU, provided the brains for the Saturn V. Which company served as the IU's prime contractor?
In the Apollo configuration, how tall was the Saturn V?
316 feet (96 meters)
430 feet (131 meters)
363 feet (111 meters)
289 feet (88 meters)
A variant of the Saturn V, the Saturn INT-21, was used to launch the Skylab space station in 1973.
All Saturn V rockets lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. What number was given to the launch complex from which the Saturn V rockets were launched?
Launch Complex 37
Launch Complex 42
Launch Complex 34
Launch Complex 39
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